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Dr. Ken Ginsburg, a professor and author, has been featured in film and television. (Photo provided)

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families presents "Resilience in Action: Parenting Adolescents Who are Prepared to Thrive" with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, adolescent medicine physician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Glen Ellyn. He also will lead an expanded daytime workshop. Professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Ginsburg has appeared on CNN, NPR, "The Today Show," and on ABC, NBC, and CBS.

The evening program will be presented in the auditorium at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road.

Prominently featured in the film “Race to Nowhere” and the author of several books on adolescent behavior, Ginsburg practices pediatric medicine with a special focus on helping youth build upon their strengths to counter at-risk behaviors and the stressors and anxiety that trigger them – behaviors which can compromise both physical and emotional health.

His workshop will offer parents and students a practical approach towards achieving life-skills that will enhance competence, confidence, character, connection and control. It's designed to help participants acquire the tools necessary to foster resilience, and responsibility for successful and happy children and teens prepared to bounce back from challenges and to excel in life.
For more information, visit his website at

A parent-to-parent, drop-in group will gather at 6:30 p.m.

GPS is sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, and in partnership with CASE (Cooperative Association for Special Education.

The evening program is free and open to all. No advance registration is required. Students also are encouraged to attend.

Expanded workshop
Also from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Glenbard South auditorium, Ginsburg will hold an expanded workshop organized by CASE – “Resilience in Action: A Strength-based Approach to Working with Young People.”

This additional expanded workshop is free to all parents and educators in Glenbard District 87, plus District 87’s feeder elementary school districts. The CASE-sponsored expanded workshop is also open to participants coming from outside of District 87 and its feeder elementary districts.  

All participants for the extended daytime seminar must pre-register at

Additional information can be found at For more information, contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7573 or by email at